Momma, Where Is God?: Driven to Win: The Healing and Restoration of a Rape Survivor

Dorrance Publishing
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Momma Where is God? by Betty Williams Craig   Momma, Where Is God? Driven to Win is an eye-opening story of personal pain, growth, healing, and recovery. This book opens up a world of the most intimate hurt and pain that is never talked about after a rape. This story addresses the emotional challenges experienced in the struggle of surviving through determination. It also gives a comprehensive look at the effects rape had on the family of Betty Williams Craig and the Church world from which she was born and raised. From within a dark world, she struggled to get out warning others of the “silent killer.” As a survivor, Betty wondered why God allowed this to happen to her. It took a long time to realize God had a purpose for her life. Betty shares how she has overcome robbery, rape, and the struggles and challenges that followed. Momma, Where Is God? Driven to Win wishes to help society better understand the trauma that victims experience and ways to help them survive and thrive. Betty has been empowered to minister to others who are wounded and hurt, with a better understanding of God's grace. He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. Psalm 147:3

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Betty Williams Craig is the wife of William L. Craig, a native of New York; the mother of three beautiful daughters; and the grandmother of six grandchildren. After graduating from Columbia High School in Columbia, South Carolina, she entered Preston Nursing School. Betty continued her education by receiving her Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Science, and Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Virginia. Betty earned several certifications as well which included, Certificate of Achievement from Belk (from where she later retired), RISE TO THE TOP Certificate, Advocate for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault, NATIONAL APARTMENT ASSOCIATION, LEASING PROFESSIONAL, CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FAIR HOUSING IN NORTH CAROLINA, and many more.  Volunteering with other organizations associated with the family structure and spiritual awareness, was a way for Betty to make a different, and give back to the community and Church. Outside of professional interests Betty loves to travel, she enjoys bowling, baseball, fishing, singing, and loves interacting with people.

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Dorrance Publishing
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Published on
Jul 24, 2017
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136
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ISBN
9781480935723
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English
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Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
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